Sussex Practical Astronomers welcomes all those new to astronomy as well as the more experienced. We invite prospective members along to a meeting as guests in order to meet the membership, learn about our activities and experience one of the monthly meetings at first hand.

Our annual subscription charge for the 2023/24 season is £10.00, reverting to our normal charge of £20.oo thereafter. There is no annual subscription fee for students.

The Society year runs from the month of September to June inclusive, taking a break in July and August, primarily due to the holiday season.

We charge £5.00 “on the door” for both our Monthly Meetings and the Practical Astronomy meetings and members are welcome to bring a guest along.  If you have any queries about membership please contact our Membership Secretary at

Those interested in joining can view, print and download the new membership form here Sussex Practical Astronomers. All Membership forms and subscriptions can be handed in on the night you first visit our meetings.

New and existing members can view or download the societies  constitutions here Sussex Practical Astronomers Constitution

You can also download a .pdf fold out pamphlet that condenses information about us into a single A4 sheet here SPA – Foldout Pamphlet